IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Oct, 31 2005

1. Setar to Launch VoIP in Aruba
Servicio di Telecomunicacion di Aruba (Setar), Aruba’s largest telecom
provider, plans to launch primary line, secondary line and PC to x VoIP
services to businesses and consumers. The service will be driven by
Verso’s softswitch, which will be integrated with the provider’s
existing unified messaging platform and back office systems.

IPVision will be the acting VAR for the deployment and provide billing
and provisioning.


Verso Technologies

IPVision S.A.

3. Atlantic-ACM Releases Study on US Long Distance Market
Atlantic-ACM has released Redefining US Long Distance Data Services
2005-2010: Sizing and Share, a 230-page study of the national long
distance market including market sizing and forecasts, share analysis,
trend analysis, and case studies.

The consulting firm projects the data side of the long distance
industry to grow at a CAGR of 2.9% from 2005 to 2010 to reach $40.7
billion. The industry will be influenced by growth in VoIP, MPLS, and
wireless data.

The report goes for $3,950.


5. Optical Solutions Adds VoIP Support to FTTH Platform
Optical Solutions has enhanced its FiberPath 500 gigabit passive optical
network (GPON) platform to support SIP based services. Service providers
can deploy an all IP suite of services or offer IP in addition to TDM
services. Features of the new VoIP enhancement include e911 support,
caller ID, call waiting, call waiting caller ID, 3-way calling,
distinctive ring, visual message waiting indicator, and vertical service

Optical is working with softswitch vendors to achieve interoperability
with multiple softswitch products. The VoIP enhancement can be
downloaded from the company’s web site.

Optical’s GPON is a triple play FTTH solution.

Optical Solutions

7. CPUC Rules Verizon’s VoIP Not Subject to UNE-P in California
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that
Verizon may offer VoIP in California without sharing its packet
switched technology with competitors at wholesale rates. The
decision is a reversal of a 2004 ruling.



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